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Films with: Sington, David

Dimming the sun
While global warming has been heating up the world, recently scientists were stunned to discover that the sun has actually been growing dimmer, with less and less sunlight reaching earth's surface. Nova unravels this baffling climate detective story.
DVD 4084
Earth and the moon
"Why does the earth alone sustain life? Scientists have found evidence of rivers on Mars, volcanoes on Io, and tectonics on Venus. But only the earth has all three features. Scientists have postulated that the answer lies in the earth's relationship to the moon. Astronomers are now scanning the galaxy for other habitable planets with the same configuration as the earth and the moon."--Container.
DVD 11515
In the shadow of the Moon
Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program.
DVD 5408
Magnetic storm
On March 13, 1989, the lights went out across Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States. One of the most serious power grid failures in American history was caused by a magnetic storm. Nova explores one of the most serious threats to life.
DVD 3573
Thin ice
Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. In response, geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to his climate science colleagues around the world to find out what's really going on. Thin Ice reveals the human face of climate science. It also provides an accessible introduction to the latest Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Thin Ice is a joint initiative between Oxford University (United Kingdom) Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and London-based DOX Productions. The project began over a cup of coffee at a Climate Change and Governance conference in Wellington in March 2006. Peter Barrett (VUW) suggested to Simon Lamb (Oxford) that he make a film about it with his friend David Sington (DOX Productions). The aim from the outset was to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity as well as scientific endeavour that is required to help us understand our changing climate. Our idea was then we would all be better able to decide both individually and collectively how we might deal with it.
DVD 9966